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MovingIf a move is coming up in your future, you don’t have to be stressed out as you try to coordinate all of the details and do everything that needs to be done. It is important to be well organized and do as much as you can in advance of your move so that you have time to focus on the last minute things when needed and without getting overwhelmed. How do you even know where to start? Follow these simple steps to a successful move.

1. Start by gathering all of the packing supplies you will need. Find or purchase boxes, tape, markers and wrapping materials. When you are packing, it will really slow you down if you have to skip different things because you don’t have the right supplies so be prepared.  

2. Research the actual move and make the necessary

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107 Mountain LaurelWelcome to your dream home with three bedrooms, three full bathrooms and almost 3,000 square feet of living space for you to enjoy. The home sits on a 0.76 acre lot in The Village at ColoVista.  The front entry welcomes you inside with beautiful stained glass windows. Low maintenance tile flooring is found throughout the home.

Step into your spacious kitchen where you will find a large butler’s pantry, double ovens, lots of cabinets for storage, a gas cooktop and additional prep sink. The kitchen opens to the large family room with a fireplace and built-ins. Two places are available for dining with a breakfast area and a formal dining room.107 Mountain Laurel

One of the best features of the home is the two master suites. Both rooms are spacious and include large

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Corvette InvasionThe 7th annual Corvette Invasion will ride into the Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center this weekend for lots of fun for Corvette lovers all over. The event will take place Friday, July 19-Sunday, July 21 and include a vendor fair, live music, a meet and greet, car show, parade and more. Corvette owners from the area will participate in all of the events with their common love of Corvettes binding everyone together. Some events are open to the public at no cost while others require a registration fee to participate.

After you spend your day with the cars, you may still have time to take in a performance of Disney’s Newsies. This New York City tale based on a true story is the story of teenaged boys that band together when newspaper publishers raise

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If you plan to sell your Bastrop home in the near future, you will probably want to understand a little bit about the most likely potential buyer in an effort to make sure your home appeals to as many people as possible. In this recent report prepared by the National Association of REALTORS®, aspiring home owners were questioned about why they don’t currently own a home and if they would like to own a home in the future.

Among those surveyed, an overwhelming majority consider owning a home to be a big part of the American dream. Roughly 75% of those that don’t currently own a home agree that owning a home is part of the American dream while more than 90% of current homeowners feel the same way. Clearly, the dream isn’t in question but still everyone

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344 ColoVistaGet ready to make all your dreams come true when you build your new home on this beautiful ColoVista Country Club lot. Your home is required to be a modest 1,800 square feet or build a larger home completely customized to your every desire. Make sure your home is carefully designed to enhance the views outside including the #8 fairway.

Once you are settled in your new home, take advantage of the great amenities offered in ColoVista. Optional golf and pool memberships are available for a fee. The community also offers The Mansion at ColoVista, which is the perfect setting for your next wedding, party or meeting. Once you make your home in ColoVista, you will soon understand why it is one of Central Texas’ hidden treasures.344 ColoVista

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Bastrop TXAre you counting down to another fun Bastrop weekend? This weekend, you will have many fun events to choose from in your free time.

Kick off a weekend of fun around town with a performance of Disney’s Newsies. This New York City tale based on a true story features the tale of teenaged boys that band together when newspaper publishers raise distribution prices. Performances will take place at Bastrop Opera House at various times each weekend through the end of July. Tickets are available online or at the box office.

On Friday, July 12, enjoy the Elgin Rodeo with bareback bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, cowgirl’s barrel racing, cowgirl’s breakaway roping, ranch bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping and tie down roping. The event begins at

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Outdoor LivingSunny days and warm nights call you outdoors to enjoy the wonderful Bastrop weather. With longer days, hopefully you will have a little free time to get outside and enjoy yourself. If you have recently purchased your home or just have never taken the time to upgrade your outdoor living space, you still have plenty of time to add a few items to your yard so you can take advantage of them this summer.  Here are the top five items you are sure to enjoy.

1. Build or extend your patio. If your home has no patio or deck, this will make a huge impact. Even a small patio will provide a place for a couple chairs or small table to relax and enjoy. Patios can be created of many materials in all sizes. While concrete patios are most common, there are many other

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KaanapaliWhat an incredible opportunity! Together, these Pine Forest lots create acreage totaling 12.5 acres. Whether you are looking for private space for your family or have greater plans to include multiple homes for different needs, this property provides that opportunity. The acreage combines three separate parcels that can be purchased in two different sections if you choose.

KaanapaliThe property offers an abundance of loblolly pines for your surroundings. An existing septic system is in place on one of the lots but the condition is unknown. Aqua water and electric service is available for the property. Up to four horses are allowed on the property. The property sits between  Bastrop and Smithville so you will have convenient choices for shopping and dining. Two

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In its second year, Red, White & You – Dancing through the Decades will be held on Saturday July, 6. The event will feature the Tony Harrison Band playing “Big Band” music for you to dance to all night long. Bring your partner or a whole grab for a night of dancing, music and lots of fun at this USO themed event.

Do you need to brush up on your dance moves? Arrive by 6:15 for dance lessons to help get you in the groove. The doors to the event will open at 5:00 p.m. prior to the lesson and the band will perform from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Dress in period attire and participate in the vintage dress contest. There will be food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are available for advance purchase online for $20 and at the door for $25. If you plan to

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Down PaymentsJust like houses, down payments come in all shapes and sizes. If you are in the market to purchase a new Bastrop home, your down payment will be an important part of this. Different types of loans have different requirements and as long as you meet the minimum requirements for your loan, you can choose to make a larger down payment if you want to. How do you know how big your down payment should be and what’s best for your personal financial situation?

This isn’t a decision you should guess at. Take the time to sit down with your mortgage lender and let them educate you on the different loan options and the down payment required by each. Your circumstances may dictate the kind of loan you qualify for and if so that will be one less decision you must

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